Murder trial set for July 22
HAZARD – A new trial date has been set for a Perry County man charged with shooting another man to death in 2011.
Timothy Ryan Sizemore, 29, is now scheduled for trial in Perry Circuit Court on July 22. He is facing a charge of murder stemming from the shooting death of 31-year-old Samuel Louive on Nov. 5, 2011.
Sizemore was arrested shortly after the incident, in which police said Louive had been shot multiple times while at a residence in the Combs community. Sizemore was indicted in January 2012 on one count of murder and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
The case remained without a trial date until February after a second special prosecutor, S. Parker Boggs, the commonwealth’s attorney in Harlan County, was assigned to the case the month before. The previous commonwealth’s attorney in Harlan, Henry Johnson, left office in January. He was assigned to the case after former Perry County Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Reed withdrew from the case early in 2012.
A special judge was also assigned to the case after Perry Circuit Judge William Engle recused himself in January 2012. Judge John David Caudill of Floyd County will preside over the trial.
Sizemore is currently lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard on a $500,000 bond.
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